2010 Lignier-Michelot Domaine Clos de la Roche

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  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • WA 95
  • BH 95
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2010 Lignier-Michelot Domaine Clos de la Roche

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
The 2010 Clos de la Roche bursts from the glass with super-ripe red cherries raspberries rose petals and spices. The Clos de la Roche boasts striking inner perfume impeccable balance and the silkiest of tannins all in an... The 2010 Clos de la Roche bursts from the glass with super-ripe red cherries raspberries rose petals and spices. The Clos de la Roche boasts striking inner perfume impeccable balance and the silkiest of tannins all in an elegant racy package that is absolutely irresistible. Layers of deeply perfumed fruit build effortlessly to the energetic expansive finish. This is another dazzling showing from Virgile Lignier. The 2010 is a blend of estate and purchased fruit approximately two-thirds and one-third respectively and was made with 40% whole clusters. Anticipated maturity: 2025-2045. --- Antonio Galloni
BH 95
Burghound - Burghound, January 2012
A ripe but cool and restrained nose features intense violet and rose petal aromas as well as ripe red cherry liqueur and spice nuances. There is terrific concentration to the intense palate staining and overtly muscular... A ripe but cool and restrained nose features intense violet and rose petal aromas as well as ripe red cherry liqueur and spice nuances. There is terrific concentration to the intense palate staining and overtly muscular flavors that give off a very fine minerality that adds lift to the driving long and impeccably well-balanced finish. This too should age extremely well.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2012
(50+% vendange entier): Good full deep red. Very ripe on the nose but a bit less floral and delineated than the Clos Saint-Denis. Fat silky and sweet on the palate with a salty minerality currently overshadowing... (50+% vendange entier): Good full deep red. Very ripe on the nose but a bit less floral and delineated than the Clos Saint-Denis. Fat silky and sweet on the palate with a salty minerality currently overshadowing primary fruits. Bigger than the Clos Saint-Denis ... finishes with solid tannic support and excellent length.
JJB 95
Christopher Massie - JJ Buckley, March 2012
Advancements Chez Lignier-Michelot include a move to agriculture Biologique as well as the use of a higher percentage of whole clusters during vinification. These changes resulted in both brilliant colors as well as... Advancements Chez Lignier-Michelot include a move to agriculture Biologique as well as the use of a higher percentage of whole clusters during vinification. These changes resulted in both brilliant colors as well as striking aromatic profiles throughout the range for 2010. The Chambolles all displayed brilliant ruby robes while the Moreys and Grand Crus offered visual tones leaning more toward garnet. There will be many arguments (as there was at the GJDB) as to which is better in 2010: the Faconnieres or the CDR. Impeccable room filling and jaw dropping aromas of wild flowers minerals incense and macerating red currants captivate the nose in the aromatics of this drop dead gorgeous CDR. The aromas continue through on the palate and are held in place by a wine of massive proportions that remains almost austere in its tight-rope walk of finesse and grace. While possessing all the fruit and glycerin one expects this wine also retains an almost brooding and backward personality. A 30 year wine easily that will certainly be on most people's must have list.